Monday, September 22, 2008

Aha! A breakthrough....

Bit of background......My dear hubby has this very strange phobia about preloved/vintage, okay, I'm just going to say it....'second hand' clothes. Which is a problem for me, because it is also combined with his almost fanatical, bordering on Scottish, tightness with money, so I can't buy new stuff because it's too expensive and I can't buy old stuff because it is 'used' and therefore in his mind somehow tainted....argh! Rock and hard place anyone?

Recently, having been tremendously inspired by an old friend Skye and a new friend Andrea....I have decided to do a bit of sneaky thrifting, under the guise of gathering dressup hats, handbags and assorted other bits and bobs for my little princess who is an accessorising guru already at 2.

Today...Day 1 and I think a wonderful find....I love summer and one thing I love about summer is cherries, and I found this gorgeous little cherry necklace....not sure about the necklace part, I think I'll find a little chain to hang it on, but isn't it cute? And it was only $3!


10 comments:

ck4eva said...

Yay! Love it! I love cherries too!!! Soooooooooo much! :) Yeah, put it on a chain, that would be lovely! :)

Chantelle said...

I love cherries (to eat, + on clothing + jewellery). It would look sweet on a little chain.

Good luck with the dress-ups. I look forward to seeing what you find. x

a cat of impossible colour said...

Sneaky thrifting! I love it. :)

Some people do have this strange phobia about second-hand ... I kind of understand it, but it's impossible to convince those people, isn't it? Can you buy second-hand stuff and hide it in the wardrobe, bringing it out gradually so he doesn't notice? :)

The necklace is so cute.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Oh, and I forgot to say, I really like your new header! :)

mummabee said...

ck4eva - I've found a little chain now, it looks really sweet.

chantelle - cherries are one of my fave things about summer, well that and wearing my thongs all day and night(that's jandals to you kiwis....)

cat - I'm going to try and sneak things into my wardrobe - seeing as it's change of season I might have more luck....I can say well it is summer, I haven't worn it yet this year....which is truthful!! And thanks....thought the new header might make my blog look more 'official'....

Amanda said...

Great find Joanne! I look forward to seeing more of your thrift finds, for you and your princess.

Amanda xx

goooooood girl said...

Good good good......

ck4eva said...

Tag! You're it! Check my blog for a meme for yours! ;)

Sarah said...

hiya! found your blog through my live feed list. I used to be the same, I couldn't bring myself to touch second hand clothes because I would imagine all the germs spreading up my limbs and overtaking my body. obviously i'm over it now!

mummabee said...

*sigh* so there's hope for him Sarah? I certainly hope so....in the meantime the sly will continue!!